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The December 2018 ArcGIS Online update included new functionality and some enhancements to existing functionality. Some of the new aspects were suggested and supported by users at ArcGIS Ideas. Here is a list of the ideas that were implemented in this update.

 

Disable Editor Tracking info in pop-up 

Need the ability to suppress "Edited by:" data in the pop-up of a webmap 

Functional Levels in AGO 

Plan Routes 

Load barrieres in Directions widget 

Disable attachments from a feature layer view. 

Allow web maps to be hidden from collector 

Add a "Delete All Notifications" button to ArcGIS Online 

 

 

Partially Implemented:

 

Assign ArcPro Licenses When Creating ArcGIS Online Invitations 

 

 

 

If you'd like to read more about the functionality related to these ideas check out my blog:

 

New ArcGIS Online Functionality Supported by Customer Ideas (December 2018) 

 

 

 

Thanks for participating in our ArcGIS Ideas community!

  

- Katie

 

ArcGIS Online

The September 2018 ArcGIS Online update included new functionality and some enhancements to existing functionality. Some of the new aspects were suggested and supported by users at ArcGIS Ideas. Here is a list of the ideas that were implemented in this update.

 

Audit log for ArcGIS Online 

Create alias names for map layers and group layers in AGOL web maps 

Spatial Statistics Online (partially implemented)

 

Thanks for participating in our ArcGIS Ideas community!

  

- Katie

 

ArcGIS Online

With the release of ArcGIS Pro 2.2 last week, I wanted to share all of the community ideas that were implemented along with other status changes that have been made since we shared ArcGIS Desktop Ideas On the Move: January 2018

 

49 Desktop Ideas have been marked Implemented with this release:

Alter Field Order during New FC or Table Creation

Pause Drawing in ArcGIS Pro

Calculate Geometry in ArcGIS Pro

Give us back the basic ability to create folders within dialog!

Add a Real Identify tool to the ArcGIS Pro's Inquiry Ribbon Area

Batch processing in ArcGIS Pro

Allow Adding Folder Connection to Root Directories in ArcGIS Pro

Please add Go To XY to ArcGIS Pro

Add traditional find tool from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro

Export Table as Excel file with .xlsx extension

Loading Data in ArcGIS Pro

Copy Parallel tool in PRO

New Geodatabase Tool in Folders in ArcGIS Pro

Zoom in tool for ArcGIS Pro (Zoom by drawing a box)

AutoCAD 2018

ArcGIS Pro:  Include/Add Extent and Spatial Reference to Feature Class Source Tab

Add copy selected rows to ArcGIS Pro context menu

Outline color property for non-textured multipatch objects

ArcGIS Pro split polyline by length

In ArcGIS Pro, allow the identify window to be dockable

PRO: Nudge layout items in Pro with arrow keys

Pro: Make deleting fields faster in Field View (Like a Kangaroo)

Pro need to include the point coordinates when using pop-ups (old AcrMap identify tool)

ArcGIS Pro - Copy Table Record(s) by Ctrl+C

No MapTips in ArcGIS Pro? 

Pro service packs should indicate if cumulative (they should be anyway!)

ArcGIS Pro: Sort Files in "Add data"

ArcPro - Add "Make this the only selectable layer" back to the List by Drawing Order > Selection Options

Display terrain datasets in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro GeoDatabase Compaction

In ArcGIS Pro, add the Dataset Privilege dialog box

Add Data to Group Layer in ArcGIS Pro

Scrolling the attribute table in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro Field Creation in Create Feature Class

Select Features on the Screen

Pro: Removing then re-adding a tab in customization shouldn't require a reset

Reinstate Esri Basemap for offline use via ArcGIS Pro

API for Python 3 to Publish Map Image Layers

More relaxed Symbology Pane

Pro: Keep ID Window open while editing

Better auto-hide needed in ArcGIS Pro on Geoprocessing pane

Integrate Tile Package Kreator with ArcGIS Pro

Pro:Add Topographic North Arrow and Grid Reference

Consuming Streaming Services from ArcGIS Pro

Pro: Bring back the Access and Use Constraints in Service Publishing (Like Arc)

Pro: Creating Vector Tiles does not honor text in Use Limitations

Provide an option to add ‘Tabs’ and ‘groups’ back to the second column while customizing the ribbon in ArcGIS Pro

Pro: Layout element positions shouldn't be constrained to two decimal places 

Improve setting elevation surfaces for individual layers in Pro Scenes

 

5 Desktop Ideas have been marked Partially Implemented with this release:

ArcGIS Pro: Direct GeoJSON support

ArcGIS Pro: Support Metadata

Turning off Coded Domain Value Display in ArcGIS Pro

Add Data dialog box (ArcGIS Pro)

Create an Auto-Increment numeric data type for Geodatabase fields

 

18 Desktop Ideas have been moved to In Product Plan:

ArcGIS Pro Spell check

Add a spellchecker to ArcMap for text elements in the layout.

Polygon Outline Color Ramp

Open ArcGIS Pro without having to Save

Enable ArcGIS Pro to Save Without Creating a File Geodatabase

Add basic find functionality to ArcGIS Pro table view!

Select by Location in ArcGIS Pro

Should have option to display disabled Python script parameters in ArcGIS Pro

When adding a GIS server connection to Pro should default to https

ArcGIS Pro - Split polygons using existing line features

ArcGIS Pro Version Changes Dialog - add select option

ArcGIS Pro needs Match Symbols to Style

No Sample Sized Reached Error in ArcGIS Pro

Drag and drop for re-ordering variables in Extract Multi Values to Points - ArcGIS Pro

Cluster Rendering for ArcMap

Configure ArcGIS Pro Default Scene Elevation Surface

ArcGIS Pro: Tables - Enter to go to Next Row

Follow Feature during Annotation Construction

 

5 Desktop Ideas have been moved to Under Consideration:

Python Add-Ins for ArcGIS Pro

Validation on ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro: symbology for selected polygons

ArcGIS Pro - Update existing webmap

Split irregular polygons into equal parts

 

As always, I hope that sharing these updates is insightful.  I wanted to thank you for participating in the process and let you know that we’re listening! 

 

To learn more about new functionality and capabilities added in ArcGIS Pro 2.2, see What's new in ArcGIS Pro 2.2 

And to get a peek at what is coming, see ArcGIS Pro Roadmap - June 2018 

 

Thank you,

Kory Kramer

The June 2018 ArcGIS Online update included new functionality and some enhancements to existing functionality. Some of the new aspects were suggested and supported by users at ArcGIS Ideas. Here is a list of the ideas that were implemented in this update.

 

Trusted Data Sharing and Credible Sources 

Ability to add Domains and Subtypes in ArcGIS Online 

View and Edit Domains in ArcGIS Online 

Empty (without data and fields) feature layer template in ArcGIS Online 

ArcGIS Online - Find Nearest Increase Feature Limit 

Download Several Pieces of the Same Web Map in Collector for ArcGIS 

Collector - Work Area 

 

 

Partially Implemented:

 

Search/sort ArcGIS Online Organization members/users on 'Last Name' 

Organization administrator can Enable Esri Access for all org members 

 

Thanks for participating in our ArcGIS Ideas community!

  

- Katie

 

ArcGIS Online

Now that ArcGIS Pro 2.1 has been released, I wanted to share the rollup of Ideas status updates since September 2017.  Prepare yourself to scroll...

 

25 Desktop Ideas have been marked Implemented with this release:

Drag & Drop Data into ArcGIS Pro

Summary Statistics Workflow in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro: make layer from selection

Set symbol color from RGB values in attribute table

Adding attribute table in Arcgis Pro Layout

ArcGIS Pro - Copy Path

Disconnected Editing in Pro

Copy Label Class - ArcGIS Pro

Undo field calculations in ArcPro

Python Scripting for Exporting Map Series in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro - Create Custom Toolbars and Hotkeys

Remove warning when changing Subtype in ArcGIS Pro

Summarize by Median

Split Polygon and Construct Polygons tools for ArcGIS Pro

ISOMETRIC / ORTHOGRAPHIC VIEWS IN PRO

Pop-up Arcade Expressions in ArcGIS Pro

Add Hyperlink with a variable to Pop-Up in ArcGIS Pro

Turn off/on multiple fields

CalculateField_management should allow Domain Description value

ArcGIS Pro -> Customize(sic) -> Customize Mode -> Keyboard

Pro: Retain map layer metadata when changing data source

Add Graticule "Tick marks and labels" option to ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro add ability to hide a field by double clicking while holding Ctrl

Add Find tool to ModelBuilder

More modeling tools: integrate R into ArcToolbox

 

4 Desktop Ideas were marked as Partially Implemented:

Business Analyst for ArcGIS Pro

Hyperlink Field / Support in ArcGIS Pro

Add Contents Panel to Catalog in ArcGIS Pro with options to display more details

Support LAZ format

 

23 Desktop Ideas have been moved to In Product Plan:

Pause Drawing in ArcGIS Pro

Batch processing in ArcGIS Pro

Add Clip-To-Shape option to map frame in ArcGIS Pro

Polygon Outline Color Ramp

Add Direction to the Measure Tool

Export Table as Excel file with .xlsx extension

3D data interpolation

Calculating the X and Y coordinate automatically for the point layer

Only Display These Scales - in ArcGIS Pro

Add Data to Group Layer in ArcGIS Pro

Loading Data in ArcGIS Pro

In ArcGIS Pro, add the Dataset Privilege dialog box

ArcGIS Pro Version Changes Dialog - add select option

Required vs Not Required fields for Get Attributes tool in Tasks

Pro:Add Topographic North Arrow and Grid Reference

Add basic editing tools to Pro Edit Toolbar

Parcel Editor Basis of Bearing anytime

Digitize Curve Parcel Fabric

Tangent Spiral Curves in Parcel Fabric

Enter Coordinates in Parcel Fabric

Parcel Fabric: Consider Adding Survey Type

Cadastral Benchmark-PID Tie in tools

Parcel Maintenance Solution Enhancement

 

30 Desktop Ideas have been moved to Under Consideration:

Please add Go To XY to ArcGIS Pro

Enhance graphics capability and functionality

Add a Real Identify tool to the ArcGIS Pro's Inquiry Ribbon Area

Create tabular labels with multiple attribute fields

multiple leaders from a single label (i.e. "label clustering")

ArcMap symbology - changing the Value should NOT update the Label

mask out contour lines behind contour label

Spatial definition query

Allow "dynamic" layers which update each time the map opens

2.5D Buildings

Visual Scale Range Control

Change symbol or label properties for multiple layers in the TOC

Tool that disperses lines for overlapping routes.

Folders under Bookmarks Menu

Model Builder/ Tool Scheduler and Notification.

Batch attachment export

Arcpy metadata editing functions

Spatial join without creating a new feature class

Unregister Replication via Arcpy and ArcToolbox Tool

Address Locator Creation with Hosted Feature Layers

X-Ray for ArcGIS Pro

Hard code a Definition Query clause when using Tasks in Pro

Add old pixel inspector to arcgis pro

Add Address Inspector tool to ArcGIS Pro

Implement a save progress feature to the automated parcel workflows

Create a Geoprocessing tool to Load Control Points into a Parcel Fabric.

Automatically remove older, committed jobs in the Parcel Fabric Jobs Table

Create Remainder should not Explode Multipart Parcels

Add a Centerline Mode in the Parcel Traverse Grid for the Parcel Fabric

Stop the ArcGIS Pro table view jumping around when I calculate attributes

 

As always, I hope that sharing these updates is insightful.  I wanted to thank you for participating in the process and let you know that we’re listening! 

 

Kory Kramer

Customer Advocacy

For those of you who are active in the ArcGIS Ideas space, we’re sure you recognize our names.  Maybe you saw Katie change an idea’s status to In Product Plan, or Scott ask you to provide some more details about your use case; Kory marked something as a duplicate, Thomas provided an update, or Nana reached out to discuss why a certain functionality is important to your work.

 

We’re active in this space, you see us, you hear from us, but do you really know us?  We thought that it would be a good idea to do a little get-to-know-us blog to provide context about Esri’s Customer Advocacy team.

 

Customer Advocacy Mission and Ideology

It’s our mission to help improve Esri software by identifying and delivering customer feedback themes important to our users and the future of ArcGIS.

 

We believe that gathering customer feedback to tell meaningful stories and influence software development:

  • Empowers you to use ArcGIS in innovative ways to solve world problems
  • Challenges decision makers to push the boundaries of Esri technology to meet your needs
  • Builds confidence and trust that Esri is listening to your voice and that your input matters

 

What do we do?

User stories are at the heart of our work.  Our team is plugged in to several customer feedback channels such as:

  • ArcGIS Ideas space
  • GeoNet: The Esri Community
  • Enhancement Requests logged through technical support
  • Technical support cases and surveys with product feedback
  • User Conference surveys
  • Internal communication (e.g. with Solution Engineers and Instructors)

 

By tuning in to the customer voice through these channels, our team builds and conveys important stories to our development teams to improve Esri products.

 

Here’s some more detail about what we do when we’re listening to the Ideas channel.  Once your idea has been submitted, you'll notice that it has a status of New (check out Submitting a New Idea for tips on how to make the most of this space!) At this point, Customer Advocacy reviews the idea.  We don't dig in super deeply on a brand-new idea – we just want to make sure that it isn't a duplicate and we double-check those categories and tags that you diligently included. If all looks good, we simply mark the idea as Reviewed. That's what you see on your side. We also check to see if we have a similar request already logged through our technical support system. This would likely be in the form of an Enhancement Request. If so, we make sure that the idea is linked with the Enhancement Request. By doing this, we gain a better understanding of customer demand for the functionality.

 

As time goes by, ideas get votes and comments from the user community. Customer Advocacy frequently monitors the space and reports trends to various product teams.  Ideas may be discussed because they have a high overall score; however, that isn’t the only criteria.  We also look at things like how fast an idea’s score is growing – how many votes this month? – how many votes this year? 

 

Sometimes we also see an idea collect a wide variety of user stories.  It may not have an incredibly high score, or even be growing as fast as other ideas.  But what if, out of 15 votes, the community has provided 15 unique and compelling user stories in the comments?  Those user stories may reveal that the functionality could be used across several different industries, meaning that implementing the idea would have a broad impact.  This is a really good reason to not only vote for ideas that you’d like to see, but also provide your user story in the comments!

 

Ideas typically move from Reviewed to Under Consideration or In Product Plan. Under Consideration means the development team is researching and considering an idea. In Product Plan means that we have scheduled the idea for inclusion in a future release. Take a look at the stages for ArcGIS Ideas to understand the finer details about what each stage actually means.

 

As we go, ideas that are In Product Plan will usually graduate to Implemented.  Many ideas that are Under Consideration will move to In Product Plan.   Finally, some ideas will be marked as Not In Current Product Plan, though this is often done after leaving an idea open to voting for a long time.  Regardless of stage, commenting remains open so we encourage you to continue the conversation.  As you enthusiastically submit more great ideas, the cycle will continue.

 

Who’s Who?

The Customer Advocacy team is structured around major platform functional areas. Each advocate is the owner of a core area.

 

Customer Advocacy Team

 

Kirsten Pinkston - Program Manager

Katie Cullen - ArcGIS Online

Kory Kramer - ArcGIS Desktop

Nana Dei - Geodata

Scott Prindle - Apps

Thomas Edghill - ArcGIS Enterprise

 

We hope that introducing our team and pulling back the curtain on the Ideas space is insightful.  We wanted to thank you for participating in the process and let you know that we’re listening!